Readings: 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology – “Reading Short Stories Closely”, Writing About Short Stories”, “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
Haddon, M. (2003). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, first 50 pages. Note: this text does not have traditional page numbers.
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After reading the poem and selected short stories for this week, you should have noticed that the stories share a commonality of how history, culture, and the background of the author all played an important role in developing works of literature in the 20th century.
For your initial discussion post, share your thoughts on how history, culture, and the background of the author played key roles in developing one of the stories and on the poem you were assigned.
- How are men portrayed versus women?
- What key struggles did the characters undergo which revealed important information about the time period and their culture or background?
Your initial post should name the specific work and use quotes or lines from the readings. Be sure to acknowledge the source.